International Symposium on Health Care Policy, Fall 2009


The Fund's 12th annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy will focus on nations' best practices for ensuring a health care workforce capable of supporting a high performance health system. In bringing together leading policymakers and researchers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the symposium will highlight other nations' strategies for addressing shortages of primary care physicians, the needs of an aging and increasingly diverse population, the shift to multidisciplinary team care, and changing expectations for health care professionals' accountability. Participants will explore ways to increase physician and nurse job satisfaction, payment mechanisms and incentives to encourage quality and efficiency, the evolution of health professionals' roles, and professional career competency. To reach the Washington, D.C., policy audience, the Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform will cosponsor a post-symposium briefing on Capitol Hill. The journal Health Affairs will consider publication of papers commissioned for the event.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
The Commonwealth Fund
Principal Investigator:
Robin Osborn
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 15, 2008

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